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“Best Value Wildlife Park / Zoo”

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
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$109.00*
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Crystal River Manatee Swim from Orlando
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Owner description: Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Recently we took a trip to visit friends in Beverly Hills, Florida. They took me and my husband over to this zoo and I am telling you I have never had such a great time. The best thing was to see all of the snook hovering at the spring through the glass enclosure underwater. I liked the variety of animals and for the price it was more than worth the effort to trek from Central Florida. I would recommend it for a family trip every time

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

I've visited several times with my family and my husband - I also used to volunteer here as a high-school student. Each time I do I always have a good time and learn something new. It is a great value and has a wide variety of Florida-native wildlife (with a few exceptions) especially the manatees! Definitely recommend if you are visiting from out of state and want to learn more about Florida and it's wildlife - and be sure to take the boat ride!

1  Thank Emily W
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you live in Florida or are just visiting this is one place you can not miss. The park in not large and you can see most everything in a couple of hours but this is a great park for viewing Florida wildlife with one exception,Lu the Hippo. Lu is the only Non Native but she is a Florida resident. You will have to visit to find out more. this is the only place in central Florida for seeing Manatee year round and the birds are everywhere. So much to see in this park.

Thank CaptMike T
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a great value. Only $9 for adults. You take a nice short boat ride down the river to the entrance. The boat drivers and all the employees are very friendly and you can tell they love their job.

Many animal attractions and lots of different birds. The underwater fish viewing was spectacular. Don't pass it by.

1  Thank Brooklynn B
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

What a great place to spend the day! Florida State Parks are superb, but this one is especially nice! There are so many beautiful animals and wonderful docents to answer questions! The manatees are spectacular and the birds just magnificent. We would recommend this inexpensive place as one not to miss!

1  Thank Margaret B
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